Some background information on zines and zine history as well as a bit of how to:
There are many ways to construct a zine! We'll be using one sheet of tabloid size paper (17 x 11 inches) - and one cut - to make an 8 page zine. It's easy to make and easy to reproduce, which lends itself to making multiple copies for Glascock Contest swag.
Here's a video showing how to fold an 8 page zine (the example here uses a letter size sheet of paper but the folds are the same):
and instructions using photographs of the folds:
You can write, draw, and paste content directly onto your zine, create it completely digitally, or do a combination of the two. An important tip for anyone taking an analog approach to creating a zine: leave about a 1/2" border around the edge of the paper. This will prevent any content from being cut off when you photocopy it!
For anyone who wishes to take an at least partly digital approach, you can use this Google Slides template (instructions included in the file):
Note that this is a view only copy of the template - you should make a copy of it to your Google Drive space where you'll be able to edit it.
Whether you're choosing to make your zine by analog or digital methods, you'll definitely need:
If you're taking an analog or hybrid approach, you may need:
If you decide to take a hybrid approach to adding content to your zine (e.g., drawing pictures or writing some text by hand then digitizing it), here are some additional tech resources you may find useful:
Most of the materials in the Glascock Prize Records, even those that are unpublished, are still copyright protected. This means you need to be careful about how you use them in order to comply with the law. The following guides can help you figure out how and how much of these materials you can use under different circumstances.
While zines tend to be fairly informal publications, it's still recommended that you cite your sources.
Kathryn Irene Glascock Poetry Prize Records, Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections, South Hadley, MA
When citing other sources, you could try using a journalistic approach and use in-text attribution, a.k.a in-line citations. For example: